Ashlie

1 years | Asia

Tell us about you

Being from a small country town, from a young age I would dream of travelling to faraway places. I experienced my first trip abroad as a teenager on a school trip to China and loved it so much I decided to make travel my job. 
 

Favourite travel destination and why

Nepal - the mighty Himalayan mountains, the sense of calm in the chaos that is Kathmandu, roof-top bars, the instant camaraderie with fellow travellers. Most of all, the humility and humour of the local people.
 

Most recent adventure

Cycling in Provence and hiking in the French Alps.
 

Best travel memory

The rush that I feel every time the plane is about to take off! I love the anticipation of what adventures are coming my way.
 

Best travel tips

Keep an open heart and mind, and don’t sweat the small stuff. 
 

Favourite food experience

Eating raw fish that I had just caught myself in the Bay of Islands, New Zealand. Not the most appetising food I have eaten but it was by far the freshest!
 

Any advice for people considering embarking on the trip of a lifetime

Remember that every trip can be the trip of a lifetime. Whenever we travel away from our home town we open ourselves to a world of experience and possibility. We are so privileged to be able to travel and should make the most of every opportunity. 
 

Which country is next on your list to experience and why

Southern India with Intrepid. I can’t wait to experience one of the world’s most vibrant cultures, see the sights and taste the incredible cuisine.